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Brave New World Revisited

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Get a different edition.

    There are spaces missing so words which should be separated are not. The title of the book and a random (page?) number will be stuck in the middle of a sentence. Careless formatting is annoying and occasionally confusing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2013

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    If you enjoyed "Brave New World", only because it is a

    If you enjoyed "Brave New World", only because it is a fiction, this book, which is psycho-analysis, if you will, of the Brave New World and our World in general, might not be for you. I personally enjoyed this one, because I didn't look at the Brave New World as strictly a fiction novel, but a warning sign, an example and explanation of scientifically induced soft tyrannical society. The world is painted in the bright lights and happiness, but at the same time lack of individual decision making, choices or freedom. You are expected, as per your preconditioned state, to act, work, live and play a certain way according to you caste. Since I saw Brave New World through a lens of reality, the Brave New World Revisited was a must read for me and anyone who saw it in the same light, with the pinch of reality. I do recommend that if you haven't read Brave New World, do that first, to understand what Revisited (collection of assays packaged into a book) is all about and also, read 1984, since Huxley does reference it here as well, so that you can draw your own conclusions better.




    Brave new world vs 1984. Both draw distinct definition of "Utopian" society. Where social structure, conditioning and interaction is controlled. Even though one is "beautiful" at a first glance and the other is very despotic and dark, they are not much different in the outcome or "social justice" forced upon centralized ruling body. Moral of both is that an individual freedom is discouraged and suppressed, which is the utmost source of basic human nature. To be him/her person is one thing that pro "Utopian" writers tend to dismiss or choose to suggest that can be controlled, but not negative "Utopian" writers, like Huxley and Orwell, who point out that eventually a human spirit tends to search to be distinct and FREE. Any other society, whether painted in fake Utopian colors or forced on everyone, is the same and carries the same meaning, hence outcome. Whether it is soft tyranny, as in "Brave New World", or it is despotic tyranny as in "1984", the human spirit is contained which begs to search for it's path to freedom. Every person defines freedom in his or her way, so which ever way the forced tyranny is induced, the human spirit wants something else and something that will provide way out of that tyranny.




    I know, it is not a big book, but it took me a bit slower to read it, because I want to devour every word. It is brilliant. I didn't know what to expect, but I was just amazed on how remarkable it is. Huxley points out that in the more modern world, the tyranny and take over would be more likely like "Brave New World", rather than "1984". Through "this is good for you" notion, tyranny will flourish / sort tyranny. In laments turns Huxley compared that "you can catch more bees with honey than vinegar", not in so many terms.




    He also analyzes ways and methods in which the governments already have, at the time of him writing this book, and eventually will, as we see now in the current time, will use propaganda, induced conditioning and methods to sway the public opinion. He was so close on many levels when he wrote "Brave New World" only 27 years prior to this book, that he points out what he has predicted, what he hasn't foreseen, but thought of and what came true faster than he even expected, in his wildest "fictional Utopian" dreams. Over all, I am fascinated with this book and analysis he has provided to all and more, that I describe in this review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2001

    Huxely proves everything

    Huxely in his typical slightly sarcastic tone provers that nearly everything he wrote in Brave New World is coming true. Everyone must read this book so that they can help prevent our society from giong down that path

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    This book is one of my favorite book. It's amazing story that I

    This book is one of my favorite book. It's amazing story that I ever heard. My favorite part of the story is Lenina and Henry dancing together. Also went they are talking to each other.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2006

    A Confusing World.

    I didnt feel that the book was that exciting.It was lacking in excitement and suspense. The beginning was very hard to understand but at the same time, it was interesting.It was interesting to see what the technology could be like in the future. But my interest was soon lost, the book just got boring and even more confusing. There was a part in the middle, the part that dealt with Lenina meeting John, that interested me. I was interested because it was the only part that i could understand. The ending was ok but it was nothing spectacular. It didnt have a happy ending, or a cliff hanger, which really was disappointing. If you're into science and technology then this might be a good book for you but it wasn't the right book for me.

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